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. and now the three of them, richard engel, producer ghazghazi l ghazi balkis and veteran cameraman john koistra appeared on" today" even then did we learn how they had been treated. >> we were driving in syria, about five days ago, in what we thought was a rebel-controlled area. we were with some of the rebels. as we were moving down the road a group of gunmen literally jumped out of trees and bushes on the side of the road. probably 15 gunmen, wearing ski masks, heavily armed. they dragged us out of the car. they had a container truck positioned waiting by the side of the road. they put us into that container truck. we were with some gunmen, some rebels who were escorting us. they executed one of them on the spot. then they took us to a series of safe houses and interrogation places. and they kept us blindfolded, bound. we weren't physically beaten or tortured. it was a lot of psychological torture. threats of being killed. they made us choose which one of us would be shot first. and when we refused there were mock shootings. it can be very traumatic experience. and at the end of this,
is on the run. we see al qaeda linked terrorists were actually training in eastern libya not far from an ghazi, that seemed to be a hotbed training area for those folks and makes you wonder if the state department believes the president's own press releases rather than what they should have seen on the ground, they should have been connecting the dots and they failed miserably. lou: pointing out directly al qaeda is far from dead and remains active and significantly so in the region. always good to talk with you, thank you for being with us. what's much more on the state department's response to benghazi, the scandal that ensued and we are focusing on the fiscal cliff, the vote is expected on the boehner plan b. i-pronoui-pronou n want to bring you up to date very quickly ,-com,-com ma we have received word the house has recessed rather than move into a boat on plan b. we are now told that they decided to recessed, the expectation is they would return relatively soon, perhaps within the hour. but at this point we simply do not know. in fact, this is a maneuver by the speaker definitively to de
actually training in eastern libya not far from an ghazi, that seemed to be a hotbed training area for those folks and makes you wonder if the state department believ the president's own press releases rather than what they should have seen on the ground, they shod have been connecting the dots and they failed miserably. lou: pointing out directly al qaeda is far from dead andloe benghazi terrorist attacks. whether it amounts to a whitewash. joining us now is judith miller, former u.s. amassador to the united nations, john bolton. thank you both for being here. i would like to start with a couple of the findings from the executive summary of this report. these two findings occur with one paragraph. first, embassy tripoli did not demonstrate strong and sustained advocacy with shington for increased security for special mission in benghazi. that means the consulate. lou: here's the other binding after one paragraph. in the days and months and weeks leading up to it, were inadequa. despite repeated requests and special mission in benghazi and embassy tripoli for additional staffing. j
. they pretended to shoot ghazi several times. when you're blindfolded, and then they fired the gun up in the air. it can be very traumatic experience. and at end of this, we were being moved to yet another location in the -- around 11:00 last night local time. and as we were moving along the road, the kidnappers came across a rebel checkpoint. something they hadn't expected. and so we were in the back of, like, when you think of as a minivan, and as we were driving along the road, the kidnappers saw this checkpoint, started a gunfight with it, two of the kidnappers were killed, we climbed out of the vehicle and the rebels took us. we spent the night with them. we didn't get much sleep. >> well, brooke, you heard it there. essentially they were -- they were rescued by rebels, close to the syrian regime. this is an unbelievably lucky escape. let's be honest here. it could have gone horribly wrong, a million different ways, held captive, kidnapped, in a house, transported to a second location. at that point, running into a rebel checkpoint completely by accident. and getting into a gunfight where t
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